Archive "Defense"

IRGC Releases First Photos of Captured American Drone

IRGC Releases First Photos of Captured American Drone

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Saturday released the first photos of a US drone captured by Iran. According to the IRGC, the photos show an American MQ-1C Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) now in possession of the IRGC forces. It is not clear when exactly the drone has been captured by Iran. The General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drone is...

Iran, Pakistan Hold Joint Naval Drill

Iran, Pakistan Hold Joint Naval Drill

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Iranian fleet of warships that has berthed at Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi attended a joint naval relief and rescue drill with Pakistani naval forces on Saturday. The Iranian Navy’s 43rd flotilla docked at Karachi port on September 27. On Saturday, the Iranian flotilla held a joint drill with the Pakistani forces off the coasts of Karachi to...

Iran Sees No Limit to Developing Defense Power: Shamkhani

Iran Sees No Limit to Developing Defense Power: Shamkhani

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani hailed the recent achievements of the Armed Forces in missile and drone fields, saying there is no restriction for the country to boost its defense might. The experiences gained during the Sacred Defense (the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s) and from the cruel sanctions that had deprived...

US Trying to Catch Up with Iran in Stealth, Bomber Drone Technology: Commander

US Trying to Catch Up with Iran in Stealth, Bomber Drone Technology: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran is ranked among the world’s top four countries in drone technology, a senior IRGC commander said, adding that Americans are attempting to catch up with Iran in gaining the technology to develop stealth and bomber Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Iran has devised unique methods by combining its expertise in the drone industry with asymmetrical war tactics, IRGC...

IRGC Develops New Long-Range Bomber Drone

IRGC Develops New Long-Range Bomber Drone

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has manufactured a new combat drone capable of bombing targets with pin-point accuracy at long distances, the IRGC Aerospace Force commander announced. Dubbed Saeqeh (Lightning), the new aircraft is a Simorgh-class drone capable of carrying out combat missions with a long operational range, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh...

General Highlights Iran’s Intelligence, Defense Capabilities

General Highlights Iran’s Intelligence, Defense Capabilities

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Iranian military official gave an assurance that the country enjoys great intelligence power and defense capabilities in dealing with the hostile threats. Iran has gained more and more power by facing various hostile moves since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Major General Mostafa Izadi, a deputy to commander in chief of the Iranian Armed...

Commander: Iranian Version of S-300 Outdoes Russian Model in Range

Commander: Iranian Version of S-300 Outdoes Russian Model in Range

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Air Defense commander said the range of Bavar-373, known as Iran’s homegrown version of Russian-made S-300 missile system, has been extended compared to the Russian gear. According to Air Defense Commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the range of Bavar-373 has increased 1.5-fold in comparison with S-300.The commander did not elaborate any further,...

Iran, Italy Hold Joint Naval Games in Persian Gulf

Iran, Italy Hold Joint Naval Games in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian and Italian naval fleet staged joint military drills in the international waters near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan Province, Commander of Iran’s First Naval Zone Admiral Amir Hossein Azad announced. He said on Thursday that joint naval maneuvers were held with the participation of two destroyers of Iran’s Army...

Iran’s Navy Keeping Watchful Eye on Foreigners’ Moves in Regional Waters: Commander

Iran’s Navy Keeping Watchful Eye on Foreigners’ Moves in Regional Waters: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the country’s naval forces are closely watching all moves by foreign military units anywhere in regional waters. “Foreigners’ moves are under close watch (by Iran’s Navy) and we know where each of their fleet is and what it is doing. We will not allow (them) to come near our borders...

Leader Underlines Need for Iran’s Constant Military Readiness

Leader Underlines Need for Iran’s Constant Military Readiness

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on Iran’s Armed Forces to remain in a constant state of preparedness to counter threats. “The Iranian nation is today faced with a wide range of enemies because of its insistence on Islam, independence, sublime values… and the Armed Forces must be ready all the time to play their role if...